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now, good morning maryland. >> the jury is set and lawyers will present the cases. the latest in the trial of the man accused of killing phylicia barn niece things should be clear this morning but snow could slow down your drive home from work. when you can expect to see snow and how much. >> we are not going to let the ravens go to new orleans without hearing the roar of the fans in charm city. when you can say good-bye to our superbowl bound team. we will tell you about that on this friday, january 25th. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan prinkeling. thanks for joining us. it's going to be cold one so consider yourself warned. bundle the kids up. >> what's going on with this? could snow be in the forecast. >> both of you are right. we are dealing with cold temperatures and snow is in the forecast. as we step out the door 11 in west friendship right now. wind are calm and that's good news i can add to you. we are not talking about the single digits yet but sykesville temperatures is at
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15 degrees. we have been dealing with them all week long. ijamsville at 14. so really bundle up and dress in layers for today. and then our next concern the snow as we go later into the afternoon. i am thinking around 3 or 1 western maryland and it will make its way off towards the west and this will filter in as we go throughout the day making the evening commute a nasty one. you saw what happened yesterday. as we look at abc2's most accurate planner we head into lunchtime and temperatures still cold coming in at 22 degrees. the high temperature for today right around 25. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook goodmorning. >> reporter: good morning. we are off to another cold start and dealing with a crash on 95in jessup but it's just been moved to the southbound shoulder at route 175. as we look live just north of the scene, on 95, at 195, you will notice traffic is moving along. you won't have problems heading from elk ridge to downtown baltimore. that stretch will take you the
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normal 12 minutes. and as we look at the other abc2 time safer traffic -- timesaver traffic drive times no delays from the beltway down to fayette street. looking at an 11 minute ride there and on the beltway, conditions nice and clear on the west side just 8 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 70. that's a look at your morning commute. megan and charley over to you. >> two minutes after 5. and as you get ready to head out the door you may be wondering what's in store especially after yesterday. so little snow and so many people caught up in traffic. sherrie johnson join us live with more on the snowfallout and what to expect today. sherie. >> reporter: we are live in -- sherrie. >> reporter: we are live in brooklynville and traffic is not too bad right now but it could be a different story later this afternoon. the state highway administration says they are ready. they are prepared and while the snowfall was limited yesterday, it seemed the traffic tieups were endless and the maryland
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stay highway adadministration says today could be a repeat performance. now wednesday night, temperatures were so low that crews couldn't pretreat the roads. add in a little sun glare a few accidents in key spots and late school openings and it proved to be a recipe for gridlock for commuters. the state warns the commute could be just as dicey if the snow hits as school lets out. >> my whole street was backed up. fen was on frederick avenue and -- everybody was on frederick avenue and it was stop and go traffic and it was school and kids trying to get to school. the state i think underestimated it. >> the main goal with the crews a after the precipitation stops we want to get to bear payment in four hours so people need to have realistic expectations when they go out. >> reporter: back out here live. state highway administration says they are going to be prepared for a possible -- for responsible snow and offers
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tips. make sure you fill the gas tearchg up and allow your -- tank up and allow yourself he plenty of time heading to -- yourself plenty of time heading to your destination. have washer fluid on hand in case you have to sit there for a while. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. opening statements begin in the murder trial of phylicia barnes. michael johnson, the ex- boyfriend of phylicia's sister is on trial for the murder. after two days jurors were selected and dismissed so the court could argue legal motions in front of the judge. barnes is the from north carolina and disappeared while visiting her sift he for the holidays in 2010. her body was found in the susquehanna river a few months later. the defense begins arguments for the executive john leopold. the state rested in the misconduct trial. prosecutors wrapped up with testimony from officers paid oversim running errands for the county executive. the supervisor of the security detail requested the leave of the position because of the
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stress. if convicted, leopold could be voted out of office and also face prison time. four minutes after 5. calling up a ravens fans. the team wants you to send them off in style. a huge rally is planned before coach harbaugh and the players leave for new orleans and abc2 news linda so is live at the inner harbor with all the details. and when is the big send off? give us the details. >> reporter: yeah, you will have to wait three more days. the rally is scheduled for a monday here at the amphitheater at the inner harbor. but things will get started early that day. 98 rock will be broadcasting light from 6 to 10 and will hand out free breakfast and the rally officially kicks off at 11:30 at the amphitheater. you will meet members from the 2000 superbowl team and the mayor will be here so will the marching band and the best part comes at 12:15 when coach harbaugh and all the players including ray lewis, will show up at the rally before heading off to the airport for new orleans. now everyone is welcomed. this is sure to be a huge send
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off. again here at the amphitheater the alley kicks off at 11:30 and sure to be big. linda so, abc2 news. before heading to the inner harbor why not go and meet dennis pitta. the tightend is going to be at modell's sporting goods. fans can meet him and receive a autograph while getting the first opportunity to see some of the newest superbowl bound merchandise. he will be therefrom 5:30 to 6:30. it's freezing outside but hundreds will take a dip in the chesapeake. >> we will preview the polar bear plunge and a new event happening today. >> and a new ally in the fight against the soda ban. why the naacp thinks the new york city requirement is a by the harsh. >> we are looking at snow across the upper midwest. i will tell you when this makes its move towards us coming up. >> reporter: everything is up to speed here on 695 at york road. i will let you know what it
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thanks for joining ounce this friday morning. hundreds of people will take a dip in the chesapeake bay for a good cause. part of the annual polar bear plunge to raise money for the special olympics. and for the first time there's going to be two days of plunging. the maryland state police are hosting the corporate plunge challenge this afternoon about 20 companies raise money and they are going to run into the icy waters of the bay. tomorrow is the plunge fest 2013. it kicks off at sandy point park. 11 in the morning and goes all day long. mount washington in new hampshire is the highest peek in the northeast and is billed as the home of the world's worst weather. meteorologists tried to prove it at the mountain's owe observatory. these photographs show hot water being thrown in the air and it evaporating. they had a temperature of minus 35. these come to us from mount washington new hampshire. temperatures are frigid in the nation's capital. look at what the cold weather did to the outdoor fountain
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this is the smithsonian national museum of the indian water fall. it looks like a crystal display but for us this is something we have to keep in mind because it could be dangerous for our pipes and plumbing. >> absolutely. >> you are right. that's why we are talking about keeping a little drip on. so they don't bust. now let's talk about what's going on in terms of the cold weather. this morning, it's still sticking around. it has a grip on us and won't let go. but i have good news in the seven-day forecast. we go into the up direction. but for this morning, we are still very frigid and glen rock coming in at 14 degrees so if you are traveling to york, be prepared for the cold weather to stick around. 15 degrees right now in bel air and it's 16 in catonsville. shadyside 17. more of the say in rock hall and easton is at 19. bundle up as you step out and about. now the satellite and radar, not bringing a whole lot to us right now. we are dealing with clouds and increasing as we go throughout the day. but the snow is back up off toward the north and west
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around the midwest. this is an alberta clipper that will come through and it's going clip us. and lay down some light snow across the area. we do have that potential as we go to about 3:00 that's when i believe it will begin. but look what we have here. this is the scenario. we have the clipper up to the north. but then we have an area of low pressure that is going to form along a frontal boundary to the south. if those two happen to phase together we will see much more snow than indicated right now on this snow cast map. 1 to 2 inches if the clipper comes in and gets us and that's what we are thinking as of now. but still, there's always that chance for a little bit more. future trend not picking up on a whole lot right now. but then it begins to do it's things -- its thing friday at 3. today at 3 we can see it beginning to move through. but then the heaviest stuff comes in and just in time for your commute. so he around 5:00, 6, 7:00 it's going to be halt things so you want to take this into consideration as you head out and about this morning. we have the snow by 3:00 and 25
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degrees. it's going to be cold day on tap once again but we can see that we are going up 35 degrees by sunday and then look at the 55 degrees on wednesday. let's check the traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: hurry up wednesday. it's too cold out there. if you are heading out on 95, a crash is just moved to the shoulder of the southbound lanes of 175 and delays have dissipated. and in howard county 70 nice and clear many no problems traveling from columbia pike over to the beltway. or heading out westbound towards frederick no problems at all. 695 in pikesville at green spring avenue not too many cars out there. you won't have issues getting up to 83 or travel down to route 40. up in parkton here's a look at 83. here at york road, no problems whatsoever traveling from the maryland pennsylvania state line all the way down to the beltway. that's going to teak you 21 minutes. -- teak you 21 minutes. that's -- take you 21 minutes. now over to you.
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news time 5:13. beverage companies in new york gained a ally in the fight against the city soda ban. the fie is getting high-profile but unwill be -- the fight is getting a high-profile but unlikely support from naacp they claim larger competitors like 7-eleven and grocery stores would get a pass. >> it's about economics. and prosperity and how the small business is being punished while we are allowing the big corporate people again to have their own way. >> the naacp filed a legal brief in support of the beverage companies saying to tackle the public health crisis off obesity they developed project help encouraging healthy eat and exercise. fundth funding is from the coca cola foundation. the ban is due to go into effect in march. coming up this morning a. baby survives not one but two
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glin viedible video out of russia. this crash nothing short -- invied -- incredible video to show you out of russiach the crash is nothing short of a miracle. look closely because you can see the baby on a highway trying to crawl back to the car and barely escapes being run over. see it right there in by a passing truck. you can see the truck spin as it swerves to avoid hitting the baby and you can see it unfold on camera. the child suffered cuts and bruises to her head. another reason why you shouldn't walk and text. a woman texting her boyfriend falls into a frozen canal. the thing is caught on video thanks to england's cctv. now she says she heard someone yell stop but by that time it
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was too late. that very same man pulled her out of the canal and the girl has vowed to never text and walk again. >> this guy is bothering me. >> everyone wants a moment of the president's time as mr. obama was announcing two federal appointments a fly just wouldn't leave him alone. the president renominated richard and continuing to lead the consumer financial protection bureau and picked former new york federal prosecutor mary joe white to lead the security and exchange commission. >> they are so annoying, flies. >> that's not the first time that happened. >> one day he he actually -- i was impressed by that because i could never swat one. could she have saved her daughter? that is the question whitney houston's mother is kg asking. >> how do -- asking. >> how to learn about the late singing icon's battle with addiction through the eyes of her mother. >> the anticipated halftime
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hollywood is abuzz over reports jj abrams will direct the next installment of star wars. the produce here breathed new lie into the star trek franchise in 2009 will direct the star wars film dubbed episode 7. fans are waiting for an official statement to be released on the rumored deal. whitney houston's mother documents her daughter fight with drug addiction in a memoir. she questions whether she could have saved her child. nearly a year ago whitney houston was found dead in a hotel with traces of cocaine in her system. sissy is expected to sit down
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with oprah winfrey next week for the first in-depth interview since the death of whitney houston. beyonce will be joand which destiny -- joined by her destiny child band mates. michelle williams defended beyonce after she was criticized for singing to a track during the inauguration. >> that was a big moment for her and i wish people would let it go. >> booion say will -- beyonce will also perform solo at halftime superbowl show. ringing true in maryland for the zoo. how they are battling the cold and keeping the animals safe. >> a work of art fit for the ravens. we will so you a gorgeous mural a artist has been work on for months now showing off our purple pride. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money changing of the guard. today is tim geithner's final day as treasury secretary.
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meanwhile president obama wants former federal prosecutor mary joe white to head the sec. kia motors is putting 200 million to compensate owners admitting -- after admig theyovercompensated the gas mileage. boeing dreamliner is grafted. safety backups failed on one of the planes allowing a battery fire a japanese airline canceled hundreds of flights. and we are getting the first look at a much anticipated film with ashton kutcher as steve jobs. >> this is freedom to create and to do and to build as artist. >> reporter: it opens today at sundance film festival and april nationwide.
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you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. today we will show you how the highway administration is working to keep you safe in the storm. >> and you will hear from the brothers harbaugh all week leading up to the superbowl. so what do mom and dad think about this brotherly matchup? hear from them this morning. >> and get ready to send the ravens off to the big easy. find out how to celebrate the tam's trip to superbowl xvii -- xlvii i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. we could have snow in the forecast for the afternoon commute and it's bitterly cold. >> let's go out to meteorologist lynette charles. how is it going. >> it's going well. but like charley said, we are going to be getting snow here for the evening commute. and it could be a little dicey. maryland's most powerful radar not showing any snow as of yet. but we are scanning the skies
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and the snow is in the horizon and moving into here going into 3 and 4 and overspreading the area by 5 or 6:00. temperatures right now are the big story. we are still in the deep freeze. the temperatures 13 in millersville down into pylesville and we have a light wind now out of the southwest making it feel a little colder. we have a wind chill in millersville. talking about the single digits for today. so frigid is what i am going to call it when you wake up around 10 this morning. we are going to be around 19 degrees lunchtime temperatures coming in at 22. and those clouds will be on the increase today. and by 3:00 we will see some snow falling from the skies. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. we are off to a cold start and we are dealing with a crash on route 295. it's along the southbound lanes at 95. now if you are using 95 to get downtown, as we check in and take a live look here at 395, traffic is moving along. you won't experience any delays getting through the fort
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mchenry tunnel. harbor tunnel is going to be nice and clear. and it's going to take you 14 minutes traveling from white marsh into the city. 695 is in great shape no problems to report on outer loop from 95 up to 83. and there you are looking at an 11 minute ride and on the west side everything will remain up to speed. looking at an 11 minute ride as well on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic now over to you. >> 5:29. a little snow was all it took a ruin the drive to work and nowthe state highway' administration is hoping to learn from yesterday so you don't have the nightmare ride home tonight. sherrie johnson is live with more on what's being done to prepare. sherrie. >> reporter: yes, good morning. we are here live in brooklynville overlooking 695. traffic is starting to pick up just a little bit but still you know not a problem here. the state highway administration says that they are prepared for today's possible snow. we don't want a repeat of yesterday when the snow

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